Jamie Dornan

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Jamie Dornan
Jamie Dornan at Berlinale by sebaso.jpg
Dornan at the premiere of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey at the Berlin International Film Festival on 11 February 2015
Born
James Dornan

(1982-05-01) 1 May 1982 (age 36)[1]
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor, model, musician
Years active2006–present
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Spouse(s)
Amelia Warner (m. 2013)
Children2

James "Jamie" Dornan (born 1 May 1982)[3][4] is a Northern Irish actor, model, and musician. He played Axel von Fersen in Sofia Coppola's movie Marie Antoinette, Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time and serial killer Paul Spector in the BBC Two crime drama series The Fall. He played the titular character, Christian Grey, in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

Early life[change | change source]

Dornan was born in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He grew up in the suburbs of Belfast,[5] and has two older sisters. His father, Professor Jim Dornan, is an obstetrician who had also considered becoming an actor.[6][7] Jamie Dornan is a first cousin, twice removed, of actress Greer Garson.[5] His grandparents on both sides of his family were Methodist lay preachers.[6] Dornan was 16 when his mother, Lorna, died.[5][8]

Career[change | change source]

He was a member of folk band called Sons of Jim, until it disbanded in 2008.[9] His modeling career has included cover and feature shoots for publications such as Abercrombie & Fitch[10], Aquascutum, Hugo Boss, Armani,[11] Dior Homme and Calvin Klein (with both Kate Moss and Eva Mendes), and he was labelled "The Golden Torso" by The New York Times.[12][13]

His first acting role in a film was Count Axel Fersen in the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette (2006). After that, he appeared films and TV series such as Beyond the Rave, Shadows in the Sun, Fifty Shades of Grey; Once Upon a Time and The Fall.

In 2014, he was ranked #3 in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive list.[14]

He married English actress and singer Amelia Warner in Somerset on 27 April 2013.[15] They have one daughter together Dulcie (b. November 2013) [16][17][18]

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Marie Antoinette Axel von Fersen
2008 Beyond the Rave Ed
2009 Nice to Meet You The Young Man Short movie
2009 Shadows in the Sun Joe
2009 X Returns X Short movie
2010 The Black Widow Short movie
2014 Flying Home Colin
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Christian Grey It grossed $570 million worldwide.
2015 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Dr. Allan Pascal Completed[19]
2016 Anthropoid Jan Kubiš Post-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–2013 Once Upon a Time The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert 9 episodes
2013–present The Fall Paul Spector 11 episodes
2014 New Worlds Abe Goffe 4 episodes

Discography[change | change source]

Year Single
2005 "Fairytale"
2006 "My Burning Sun"

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Result Work
2014 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Won The Fall
2014 Irish Film and Television Awards Best Lead Actor - Television Won The Fall
2014 Irish Film and Television Awards Rising star Won
2014 British Academy Television Award Best Actor Nominated The Fall

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jamie Dornan: 10 things about the '50 Shades of Grey' star - Movies News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  2. "Jamie Dornan". Select Model Management. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  3. Barnes, Brooks (25 October 2013). "Jamie Dornan Named as New Lead in 'Fifty Shades'". The New York Times. Mr. Dornan, 31
  4. Eggenberger, Nicole (20 February 2014). "Jamie Dornan Working on Fifty Shades of Grey, Once Upon a Time Producers Want Him Back". Us Weekly. Dornan, 31
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Randall, Lee (11 May 2013). "Jamie Dornan on playing a psychopathic killer in The Fall". The Scotsman.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eyre, Hermione (4 September 2009). "The male Kate Moss: Jamie Dornan". London Evening Standard.
  7. Mallie, Eamonn (14 November 2011). "Professor Jim Dornan on: life, love, loss, love again and his zest for saving life in the womb". EamonnMallie.com.
  8. Warning: This Interview Will Make You Fall Totally In Love With Jamie Dornan, Marie Claire
  9. Doran, Brendon (16 February 2005). "KT Tunstall at the ICA". 2kiwis.com. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  10. Nick Kotecki (19 February 2015). "Jamie Dornan poses nude in old Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot".
  11. "Jamie Dornan: Work by client". Models.com. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  12. Guy Trebay (9 November 2006). "The Golden Torso". The New York Times.
  13. Maggie McGlinchy (10 February 2015). "Watch Jamie Dornan And Jimmy Fallon Compare Calvin Klein Ads". MTV.
  14. "Sexiest Man Alive 2014". 27 April 2015.
  15. Bell, Stephanie (24 June 2013). "Jamie Dornan, from The Fall psycho to expectant father". Sunday Life. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  16. Baylis, Sheila Cosgrove; Perry, Simon (17 December 2013). "Jamie Dornan Welcomes a Daughter". People. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  17. Rutter, Claire (20 January 2015). "Jamie Dornan reveals how wife Amelia was "hugely understanding" about his naked scenes in Fifty Shades of Grey". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  18. "50 Shades Of Grey Jamie Dornan kisses wife Amelia Warner as they step out for breakfast with their baby daughter". evoke.ie. 29 October 2014.
  19. Oliver Platt, Molly Parker Join ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ Variety.com

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